The Game Reserve Merlot 2015

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - The Game Reserve Winemaking Team
Main Variety - Merlot
Alcohol - 14.00 %vol
RS - 2.7 g/l
Appellation - Western Cape


Type - Red
Style - Dry
Body - Medium
Taste - Fruity

Tasting Notes

The nose shows aromas of fresh cassis, black plums, violets and a minty character. Succulent berry fruits and plum pudding nuances, supported by spice and cedar wood flavours on the palate. A medium-structured wine with elegant ripe tannins on the finish.

Blend Information

100% Merlot

Food Suggestions

Sublime with steak, hearty casseroles, roast chicken or lamb shanks.

In The Vineyard

Selected Merlot vineyards from Firgrove, Stellenbosch and Constantia planted on decomposed granite soils and Groenekloof planted on well weathered deep red soils.

About The Harvest

Handpicked at optimum ripeness at 24° - 25° B in March 2014

In The Cellar

Aerated pump overs with extended maceration after alcoholic fermentation . Gentle handling ensures upfront fruit flavours and soft extraction. Barrel maturation for 12 months in 1st (20 %), 2nd (40 %) and 3rd (40 %) fill French Oak.

Additional Information

The Cape Clawless Otter
The Cape clawless otter (Anonyx capensis) is the larger of the two species found on the African continent. Humans are the most significant threat to this species with degraded river systems and overfishing posing a far greater threat than hunting. Fortunately through the diligent restoration of the Vink River which runs through the Rooiberg Breede River Conservancy we’ve successfully been able to provide a safe habitat for this remarkable creature, encouraging a healthy re-population and providing regular sightings along the river banks

Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
The Game Reserve Merlot 2015 The Game Reserve Winemaking Team Merlot
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Merlot 2013 Erika Obermeyer Merlot
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Merlot 2011 Pieter Ferreira Merlot
Graham Beck The Game Reserve Merlot 2010 Pieter Ferreira Merlot


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